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4th April 2017, Stamford, CT

Hexcel to supply carbon NCF for new supercar

Hexcel, a leading advanced composites company, has been awarded a first-time contract by Mubea, a key Tier 1 in the automotive industry with a dedicated division for the manufacture of composite parts.

Under the terms of the agreement, Hexcel will supply Mubea Carbo Tech with HiMax non-crimp fabric (NCF) for the manufacture of carbon fibre monocoque chassis. The monocoques will be manufactured by resin transfer moulding (RTM) and use several different textile formats. Hexcel’s contract covers the delivery of the key materials for the full multi-year programme duration.

Hexcel Corporation is a leading advanced composites company.

To support the contract Hexcel will invest in a new non-crimp fabric line at its Leicester, UK site. The fabrics produced on this new line will provide numerous benefits including reduced scrap, higher material quality and larger roll sizes. In addition, the wider material will greatly improve the customer’s automated textile processing, the manufacturer reports.

“Hexcel has a long history of working in collaboration with Mubea and we thank them for taking our relationship to the next level with this contract award,” commented Tim Swords, Hexcel President – Industrial.

“Together we will continue developing solutions to make the production of composite parts more efficient and cost-competitive when compared to other materials. We look forward to demonstrating that composites can be a sustainable solution for automotive programs and are no longer confined to small volume production.”

Hexcel Corporation is a leading advanced composites company. It develops, manufactures and markets lightweight, high-performance structural materials, including carbon fibres, reinforcements, prepregs, honeycomb, matrix systems, adhesives and composite structures, used in commercial aerospace, space and defence and industrial applications.

www.hexcel.com

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